NM – Kung Fu Workshop

Sifu Kisu, martial arts consultant for Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Kung Fu Panda, appears at the Corrales Parks and Recreation Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for a kung fu workshop.

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Corrales Parks and Recreation Center
500 Jones Road, Corrales, NM 87048

CA – The Martial Arts of Avatar: The Last Airbender Workshop

Sifu Kisu will be teaching TWO Kung Fu workshops at Blue8 House of Warrior Poetry! One for the kids and one for the grownups!

KIDS WORKSHOP INFO
Sunday, Aug. 6th, 3:30-5:30
The Martial Arts of Avatar the Last Airbender
The Earth, Air, Fire, and Water Nations unite in this Kung Fu workshop that teaches kids the real kung fu forms behind the celebrated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cost: $35

ADULT WORKSHOP INFO
Tuesday, Aug. 8th, 6:30-9:30
Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Workshop
Tun Da Course: Form No. 6 – Close-Encounter Combinations (Short Strikes)The emphasis of this form is on techniques and combinations that are applied when up- close (within arms reach) with your opponent. Like all short range fighting styles, combinations include hand trapping, simultaneous block-strike techniques, and footwork/tactics to ‘stick’ to the opponent. The uniqueness in the Northern Shaolin Short Strikes is the ‘blending in’ or ‘smooth and subtle transitions’ with long-range techniques. It has the advantage over other short-range styles in that movements include high- and-low position shifting in addition to side-to-side shifting. Close-in executions of ground sweeping and high/jumping kicks are also skills that others don’t have.
Cost: $65

ABOUT SIFU KISU
Sifu Kisu is a teacher in the Chinese martial arts focusing on the style of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. Sifu Kisu is a master of Northern Shaolin (Bak Sil Lum) Kung Fu. Through his teacher, Master Ken Hui, Kisu belongs to the lineage of Grandmaster Ku Yu-Cheung (Gu Ruzong), one of the most respected kung fu teachers of the early 20th Century and the Chief Instructor for Northern Shaolin at the founding of the Central Guoshu Institute in Nanjing.Throughout his life he has worked as an executive protection specialist, stunt man, and martial arts coordinator in the entertainment field for many years. He is most famously known for being the Chief Martial Arts Director and consultant for the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

From his lifelong experience in martial arts, he created the bending styles seen in the series and linked them to styles of Chinese martial arts, giving the show is famous authenticity. He is also responsible for the motion capture on Kung Fu Panda and the hit series KF Panda Legends of Awesomeness, and has worked in the Sentai genre on such shows as Saban’s VR Troopers, the Power Rangers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. Sifu Kisu is currently creating his upcoming animated series, Legends of the Sword.

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Blue8 House of Warrior Poetry
10858 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-3738

CA – James Hong Signing

Actor James Hong (Kung Fu Panda, Big Trouble in Little China, Mulan) signs at Dark Delicacies on Saturday April 1st at 4pm. Mr. Hong will sign photos ($20) and items brought in to promote the screening of Director’s Cut of the original Blade Runner at the Colony Theater that evening.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

National Cartoonists Society Foundation Charity Auctions Live on Ebay

Press Release:

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is pleased to announce that it has begun conducting its 2017 original art auction fundraiser using the Ebay platform.

There are over eighty items from the world of pop culture created by over seventy of the nation’s top cartoonists, illustrators, and animators past and present. While primarily featuring original hand-drawn artwork, also available will be limited edition prints, posters, sculptures, books, and other collectibles featuring your favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, and movies.

Some of the artists represented in the sale include Bruce Timm, Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, Jack Davis, Jerry Robinson, Hilary Barta, Drew Johnson, Charlie Adlard, J.G. Jones, Patrick McDonnell, Lynn Johnston, Kazu Kibuishi, C.F. Payne, Jan Eliot, Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman, Nico Marlet, Mo Willems, Paul Coker, Jr., Bill Morrison, Dean Yeagle, Mort Walker, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Piraro, Stephen Silver, and Oscar-winning Pete Docter to name a few.

All the money raised will go to the NCSF, a fully licensed 501(c)(3) charity, to help them continue their work in assisting cartoonists in need, providing scholarships to students, and further promoting the cartoon arts which has been the hallmark of the National Cartoonists Society since its inception in 1946.

Listings began posting on Ebay.com under seller name NCSFoundation on February 2nd, and auctions will last for ten days, ending on Sunday, February 12.

All the art may be viewed immediately on a special website from the NCSF found at ncsfoundation.blogspot.com

In addition, the NCS Foundation is a member of PayPal Giving Works, which means that anyone who sells items on Ebay may select the NCSF as a recipient of a portion of their sales. Please consider donating to the NCSF when you list your items.

UK – Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 Signing

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Press Release:

The directors of Kung Fu Panda 3, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, will be meeting fans and signing copies of The Art Of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 4th March at 6:00pm.

This year, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3.

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible – learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 Signing

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Come hear the artists share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday January 30, 2016.  Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Kung Fu Panda 3

Featured Artists:
Nicolas Marlet
– Character Designer
Arthur Fong – Concept Artist
David Wolter – Story Artist
Guy Bar’ley – Story Artist
Maxwell Boas – Art Director
Phil Craven – Story Artist
…more to be announced

Event Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

$10 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 book (100 seats only, standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20(does not guarantee availabilty of book for “seats only” option)

  • Waives admission fee.
  • Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
  • No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
  • Comes with a free bottle of water.
  • Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CO – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Tattered Cover on Monday August 17th at 7:00 PM read from and sign his debut novel Still Life Las Vegas, in which the magical collides with the mundane, and memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful, heart-wrenching graphic illustrations by artist Sungyoon Choi.

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

NV – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign Still Life Las Vegas!

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Barnes & Noble
567 North Stephanie Henderson, NV 89014
702-434-1533

CA – Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Signing

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Jon Klassen appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Sam & Dave Dig a Hole on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Signing

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Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus on Friday December 5, 2014 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm to greet fans and sign books! Original art and limited edition reproductions will be on display and available for sale.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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